Following on my previous post on best beaches from around the world, here’s another 12 beaches from the corners of the world such as Mozambique, Bohol (Philippines), Aruba, Sardinia (Italy) and Costa Rica!
It makes me wonder under what circumstance would these travellers go to beaches that are right on the edge of the islands. It also makes me wish I could watch the waves lap with my own eyes and have my toes be tickled by the fine sand too.
Enjoy the beach views (and these sexy travellers)!
1. Hickam Air Base in Hawaii, USA
There are very little crowds here on the weekdays, the water is a gorgeous teal, and the sand is so soft. Added bonus: If you love airplanes, you can watch them take off over the ocean from Honolulu Airport.
– Alyssa from Sisters Who Travel
Sarong from a local flea market in Hawaii.
2. Palm Beach in Aruba
Calm clear turquoise waters with soft clean sand and plenty to do in the area.
– Mitchell from The Unexpected Journey
Swimsuit from Polo RL suite bought at Macy’s.
3. Hong Island in Krabi, Thailand
This beach is an absolute dream: beautiful dramatic cliffs giving way to sandy beaches, transparent water that turns turquoise off in the distance. There’s no public way to access it, so if you go early before the multi-island tour groups come, you’re blissfully free of crowds for many hours. We shared the beach with maybe 10 or 15 people for the first half of the day. The best part? It’s so easy and cheap to rent a private longtail boat so you can have the beach almost all to yourself for the whole morning! In fact, it was even cheaper for our group of three to rent a private boat than going on a tour with the hordes of people!
– Allison from Eternal Arrival
Bikini from Mod Cloth.
“I love the retro high-waisted look (much needed after a few too many pad thais!) and the polka dots make the vintage shape fun.”
4. Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica
Seven Mile Beach is one of the best beaches I’ve visited. There’s really nothing quite like it! Stretching, you guessed it, 7 miles long; it’s the perfect locale for your island getaway. There are resorts, restaurants and clubs lining the shore. There are many water activities to do such as volleyball, snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. And most importantly, there’s the beautiful crystal blue water that is always at the right temp to take a swim. My favourite thing to do is just sit on a lounge chair, and listen to the reggae music playing as I sip on my cocktail. I can’t wait to get back to Jamaica!
– Samantha from Expat And The City Blog.
5. Turquoise Bay in Ningaloo, Australia
Ningaloo and its beaches are one of Australia’s best kept secrets. It’s not uncommon to have the sand to yourself! The icing on the cake at Turquoise Bay is the excellent drift snorkeling!
– Jema from Half The Clothes
Bikini from Blue Glue in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
6. Lahuy Island in Caramoan, Philippines
Caramoan is the ultimate paradise. The islands where various editions of a popular reality show, Survivor, have been shot, are still only a weekend destination for domestic tourists rather than a popular hotspot in the Philippines due to its remote location. Although the journey to reach Caramoan is a struggle, the views are worth it without any doubt. Pristine beaches, crystal clear waters of the South China Sea, bamboo huts floating on the shore and fresh coconuts. It’s our happy place. We will be back.
– Greg from On The Way To TV
7. Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines
Last January I went to the Philippines for the first time and, even if I had not the chance to travel too much around the country, I managed to see some of its most beautiful gems. This picture has been taken on the perfect beach of Panglao Island, with such a lovely turquoise water and that perfect white sand beach. Not enough? Plenty of palm trees and hammocks are all around to ensure shady moments of relax 🙂
– Jessica from Travel To Be Alive
I can vouch for Bohol! I just went to Philippines in May 2016 and we stopped over at Bohol. Philippines can be regarded as the top Southeast Asian country with the best beaches and clearest waters. It’s the best place to do snorkelling and diving around this region.
Bikini from Calzedonia.
8. Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica
Playa Guiones on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is considered by surfers to be one of the best breaks in all of Costa Rica, and some think the world. For me, it’s a spiritual place…wild and natural. It’s where I first saw a sea turtle in the water and it’s also the most amazing sunset I’ve ever seen to this day. This pic of me was taken by my husband on that day – that’s me waaaay down the beach taking pictures – what else? We walked the beach for hours as the colors changed from the most brilliant blues, then pinks, and finally when everything – including us – glowed every shade of purple!
– Lori from Travlinmad
9. La Pelosa Beach in Sardinia, Italy
It’s easy to see why I think of it as beach paradise: look at those clear, shallow turquoise waters! There is also a great view over two nearby islands (Isola Piana and Isola dell’Asinara) and a 15th century Spanish watch tower on the western edge of the beach.
10. Sottomarina beach in Venice, Italy
Sun, sand and beautiful people.
– Inguaribile Viaggiatore
Bikini from Benetton.
11. Maputo Elephant Reserve in Mozambique
It’s a completely empty coastline and is only accessible by 4×4, so there is literally no one for miles and miles.
– Natasha from The World Pursuit
Bikini from Oysho.
12. Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
It may be touristy, but the crowds flock here for good reason. Beyond the turquoise water and photogenic longtail boats that cruise around the harbor, the island’s landscape of rocky cliffs that jut from the water is an unbeatable backdrop for an epic beach day.
– Michelle from Live Like Its The Weekend
Right at you Michelle! It’s one of the beaches that all tour operators will bring you to, hence the crowd. It’s a wonder how the shallow waters still remain so clear and unpolluted with the steady influx of tourists. I’m glad it still retains its beauty even today!
Bikini from Roxy.
How many of these have you been to? Which is your favourite?